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old daughter could have a pregnancy test done and be taken away to the abortion clinic and have abortion and go home on a schools but that night and mom and dad are never the wiser? >> i believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than from any terrorist right now in any country. >> i saw the mayor of new york said, we're tough, we can do it. how you going to feel when it's your daughter kidnapped at school by a terrorist. >> we're not going to cry emerge. we're challenged by the - by jesus to look after people as individuals. not as a government. >> what is the biggest problem republicans have mr. speaker? ours is fighting off marxism. >> people in the united states think we're anti-american.
you suspect barack obama. >> news media should do a penetrating expo save and take a look, a great look at the views of the people in congress and find out are they proamerica or antiamerica. matty likes america because we have freedom here and matty believes in patient choice health care. >> this motion does not promote life. .
every progressive here today and across america, those comments really sink in. the right-wing lee does want to our president to fail. if history has taught us anything -- the right wing really does want our present to fail. if history has taught us anything, this is what i call a cold war, the politics that is being raised by the right. we have to be aware of it and ready to fight back against it coul. we have a great panel of experts to talk with us about what is going on.
our guests new book has been released last week. when that has a long history of incendiary morning commentary -- eck has a long history of incendiary morning commentary. could you make the case that he is surpassing rush limbaugh as the new anti-progressive leader? in what ways is he more dangerous? >> i guess a good place to start is that there is a phrase flashed on the screen -- fever swamps.
i think that is a good entry point for this discussion. go back to a time when the most prominent conservative was not who we will talk about here today, but bill buckley who used this term to describe the sort of stuff that you heard from the per shied far right to turned on after he the john birch society. when that represents the return and triumph -- glenn back represents the return and triumph of the fever swamps. we may live to see him be the most influential and high- profile conservative. how did he get there?
i probably do not need to tell anybody here that it was a pretty unlikely and weird triumph. i do not think that anybody could have seen it coming. i do not think he did be there. he started out as a teenage dj in rural washington state, performing magic. he knows also a big fan of dramatic radio. -- he was also a big fan of dramatic radio. he had a strong childhood love of radio. he was pretty precocious. he had a top 40 career. he entered the industry right around the time that the top 40 radio shifted gears a little bit into something called the new format. things got wet year and a more aggressive -- called the new format. things got a little wacky year and more aggressive -- called the zoo format.
things got a little wackier and more aggressive. if there are any constants in his carrier, there is probably viciousness, shamelessness, ego, and a very burning ambition, which he has realized ly.tty spectacular earl last year, forbes estimated that he made 30 two million dollars -- he made $32 million. he is still quite successful cross the rest of his empire. television is one small sliver. i warn people against focusing too much on this.
most other indicators suggest that his fan base is still pretty loyal and much too large for comfort. how did he become this movement leader? it is a pretty recent turn if you look at the grand sweep of his career. last decade, he started as a talk dga in tampa. j in tampa. after 9/11, he started to experiment with the hard- charging conservative flame throwing that we all know. the impact on the tea party, which is one of the subtext
here that we're supposed to be talking about, is quite interesting. he is one of the main forces that took what was a movement that started to close within the ron paul campaign and turned it into a natural home for cultural and religious conservatives who are not likely to think through what a consistent sort of libertarianism may be coming to put it mildly. -- may be, to put it mildly. >> what about rush limbaugh? >> numbers wise, limbaugh is still king. they have established a sort of report. -- a survey rapport -- a sort of rapport.
>> thank you alex. i am sure that lots of folks have questions. >> our next panelist is probably the only person in the progressive movement that is known noby one word -- heather digby. she is the founder of the progressive blog hullabaloo. she serves on the border of the progressive congress' action fund. talk about the trends you have found, and including the media coverage of the tea party. have been taking cues from fox
after their incessant mention of the tea party. we saw a shift when there were caught yelling on tape homophobic, racist slurs and spitting on a number of congress members. d you think that had an effect on how legitimate news media has covered the tea parties? how effective will the deportees be in the political landscape this year? >> one of the things about fox news is in that it really has a fair amount of power on the right, but it does not have a great amount of power without the help of the mainstream media. they perform as an amplifier.
most of the time, they do not know that they're doing it. during the early part of the decade, when rush limbaugh was asked to come and do commentary on election night, people were stunned in the news media that people like me were complaining and screaming and jumping up and down at the idea that someone like rush limbaugh would be on a major network talking about election coverage, as if he were just another analyst. he is a major right-wing propagandists. part of it is that they just did not listen to him. but these ideas were faltering back to them. they had been transmitted. >> we are going to cut away from this recorded program as we begin our election night coverage. we will take you live to arkansas. there is a victory celebration. >> this is about us.
this is about who we are as arkansans. [applause] i have heard your message. let me tell you. i cannot feel any stronger than i feel today as a daughter of the delta and arkansas to know that your message is loud and clear. washington needs to work for us in arkansas. [cheers and applause] i can tell you here and now, folks. arkansas and this senator are going to be a part of the solution and we will put to this country and this economy back on track. [cheers and applause] i have stood up to the special
interest and i have done it for you. we have made our mark. we have shown the rest of this country and that we, hms as arkansans and americans, have a say -- each of us as arkansans and americans, have a say in what this country is going to be and the direction that we are going to take it. you'll have made that statement tonight. i cannot be more proud of my great state of arkansas. [cheers and applause] i would like to say to bill helter congratulations to him and his supporters for a good fight and for a good race and i appreciate that. we're going to ask for their
help. and we are headed to november with this message. we are going to win. [cheers and applause] we are going to move lower as democrats tonight and into november to show the rest of this country that, has democrats, we have a great passion, a passion for the diversity and for the hard work that made this country great and it will make it great again. we are going to bring it back here in arkansas and we will see it spread across the nation. [cheers and applause] you all sent me to washington, to the united states senate, to fight for arkansas. that is what i have done.
congressman gary says, "plans, you do all of that fighting -- blanche, you do all of that fighting." [applause] tomorrow, we will put this act on the road. we are going to make sure that, as we move toward november, we will be successful and we will remind ourselves every step of the way. this election is not about special interests. this election is not about me. this election is about us. we are going to do this, as people of arkansas, you and i are going to do this together and we are going to make a stand. [cheers and applause] i have to say very special thank you to some many people. i want to say very special thank you to my rock, my husband, who has been with me through thick and thin could he has just been
phenomenal. he is a great arkansans and he is a great husband. i owe him everything to make this happen. [cheers and applause] our boys, resend bennett, are not here tonight because they are in the middle of finals. they are exactly where they need to become a steadying. if they have been wonderful and supportive. they have been texting a few times. they have said, "mom, we need you back,. dad cannot cook." i want to say thank you to my family. i see my mom out there. have to tell you, i would not be here if it were not for them. [cheers and applause] as a strong family, she has
taught me what it is all about. she and dad major to teach us what priorities are all about. those priorities are faith and your family and the good people of arkansas. it is amazing [applause] there is a ton of other family. i see my and then my uncle. they have been on the road with me on the campaigns. i know that there are so many others. i have not done this by myself. i have done it with each and one of you by my side. as i come back to the counties and talk to the folks, you are there. you're excited and passionate. your concern and you know what we have to do. i have the most tremendous congressional staff that anybody could dream up. [cheers and applause]
they are wonderful. [applause] many of them are here tonight and i am grateful to them, each and everyone. they are arkansans in their own right and are making sure that this country is working for us. i also have the most phenomenal campaign staff. [cheers and applause] so many supporters, so many wonderful friends -- folks, we have a lot that is worth fighting for. we are going to make sure, as we regroup to mark, that we put this campaign on a trajectory toward november and a victory in november. we are going to need each and every one of you. sign up and get out there with the same kind of fight, passion,
and a desire that you have had to this primary and this runoff. if we are going to make sure that that same message gets out. the messages, "arkansas is strong. our values are strong." let me tell you, not only can my vote not be bought, yours cannot be there. in november, we are going to win. [cheers and applause] >> and that was senator blanche lincoln declaring victory
tonight in this runoff. let's look at the numbers from arkansas in this runoff race. there are 12 primary is going on today. blanche lincoln had 52% of the vote. there was a lot of sentimental earlier that blends lincoln was going to lose. what happened? how did this turnout for her? >> that is a startling results. the numbers from the democratic establishment said they thought that the bill holzer was going to pull it out. -- bill halter was going to pull it out.
many broken her direction in the and. >> was bill clinton and many factory in this? he endorsed and campaigned for blanche lincoln. >> you have to give him some credit. i would not give him all of the credit. you can see the dial move in the polls after his visit. but he is a presence in arkansas today, even though he does not live there. they brought a very powerful message. they cannot afford to give up an incumbent, especially one that is the chairwoman of the agriculture committee. that is a very important position. especially for arkansas, who produces a lot of rice. you do not want to throw it away lightly. >> senator herb blanche lincoln
has won in the democratic primary. -- senator blanche lincoln has won in the democratic primary. they say that plans link is down about 20 points. >> you will realize that the situation is still very grim for senator lincoln. i do not see any polls that show her head. when the republicans were picking their nominee, she lost to virtually all of them when he matched them up one by one. the environment does not change. the environment is still really toxic for democrats, particularly in a state like arkansas, which come in many ways, it is -- which, in may
with, it is part of the hard- core obama resistance. >> the had the primary few weeks ago. about 250,000 people went to the polls today. there was a sense that, because organized labor is so strong in halter's corner, he was on the road to victory. what does that tell you about organized labor. -- organized labor? >> in one sense, it shows to the limits of what the progressive left can attempt to accomplish. they put a lot of money in and a lot of resources and a lot of ground troops. that will be part of the narrative coming out of arkansas. on the other hand, you can make
the mistake of fail to acknowledge what they did accomplish. this is a candidate who went from 0 to 16 in no time. blanche lincoln is well-founded. she had a huge campaign war chest. she was supported by she had all of these forces weighed -- she was supported by the current president and a previous president from her state. she had all of these forces weighed against bill halter. arkansas is a right-to-work state. it was not a home field playing ground for progressive groups. >> sneaky haley did not get the 50-per -- the 50% margin she had hoped for.
we will see the runoff on june 22. >> the story here is niki haley and what she was able to get passed in the primary. it is nothing short of remarkable. she took a lead in the polls and was buffeted by allegations of extramarital affairs and racial slurs. everything but the kitchen sink was thrown against her. she still had a very commanding position going into the primary. she is the state representative of a very small base. she fell just short of the 50%. she will come very close, but fall just short. she will have a runoff against a congressman who was not really in the ballpark. both of them were under 50%, there will be a runoff. typically, you think that nikki
haley would have the advantage and maybe there would be pressure for the congressman to step out because the margin was so great that he should step back for the good of the party and allow her to claim the nomination. tonight, the congressman's camp seemed to indicate that he would not step out of the race at all. it is important to remember a few years ago, there was a republican primary where demint beat beasley. >> we're keeping track of the numbers. >> you have a congressman who is really tempting fate in a lot of ways.
he is one of the more deeply conservative districts in the country. it is the bible belt upstate south carolina. he was a deeply conservative congressmen. but the second time around, it was a version of him as he calls of english 2.0. he has taken a different -- ait was a version of him that he calls bob english 2.0. he has taken a different stance. he drew a crowded field against him. a lot of people wanted to take him down but the situation is very grim for him because, when you see an incumbent member of congress, a house member, who can only take a third of its primary vote, if that goes to show that there is serious
resistance in his district and most of the people who did not vote for him will not come around. >> we want to encourage you to join the conversation on line on our twitter page or give us a phone call. the phone calls -- the phone numbers will continue to be at the bottom of the screen. from the democrats , what is your reaction in arkansas? -- from the democrats' line, what is your reaction in arkansas? >> i wonder what the next key task of the progressive movement is. >> i think that is a terrific question. it goes to show the limits of labor in that kind of environment. it is a different circumstance compared to the york. each state has a unique political culture. labor and progressive forces will have a tough time ousting
members of congress, like blanche lincoln, hard blue dogs on their home field. that is one lesson. other senate races to watch are where you have similar forces, like senators on the right and the republican party on the left will get serious challenges from one segment of their party. the arizona republican party this a clean slate. you have j.d. hayworth challenging john mccain. in colorado, the establishment is michael bennett being challenged by someone who is trying to draw in the power of the grass roots. >> the polls have been closed
for about a half-hour in california. just a small percentage of the numbers are coming in. you're watching them as well. in the senator is, it looks like it will be a matchup between fiorina.arboxer and meg whitman has about 65% of the vote. what does that tell you about california? >> you're going to have two money-drenched elections this fall. that is always a very expensive state to run in picked it as a media market. you see that reflected through its politics. it is really hard and expensive to raise and run competitively. that is a problem that republicans have faced in that state. you have two powerful female characters that will lead the republican ticket. if they will draw lots of
notice. there will have a lot of contrast with the democratic nominees. and they will have lots of money. in the statewide primaries, you have already seen over $120 million poured into this race. you can imagine what it will be like when we get to november. meg whitman has just unloaded, on locked her bank account and dumped money into it -- unlocked her bank account and dumped money into her race. whitman will dig much deeper than fiorina. they have the assets to be competitive in races where they could make a difference. >> sharon and goalie in nevada has 67% of the vote. engle in nevada has
67% of the vote. good evening to you, gerry from the republican line. >> good evening. i just want to say that the republicans -- there is a lot of enthusiasm, but it is almost all tongue-in-cheek. the republican electorate is waiting for the senior republicans to really come forward and apologize for their extremely poor behavior on everything from the fence on the border to this horrible socialist financial meltdown. -- meltdown that they have largely been responsible for, beginning with george bush.
the republican electorate is trying to get the republicans one more shot, a last chance opportunity. but if they continue to do the dog and pony show they have been doing, it is going to result in a split third party kind of thing. i am apprehensive of that. if they do not get off this business as usual feigned and get in some real character and show the difference in republican philosophy over the scheme of now nationalizing banks and automobile and other and a this health care thing is a copy of the european kind of thing. it is kind of like, look at
them, look at how great they are doing. >> you have captured the sentiment of the members of the tea party. >> in many ways, the problem that the republicans will have in the fall is that they are now poised to reap all the gains of this environment. it is shaping up as an anti- democratic year end it looks like a gale force it -- and it looks like a forces are blowing for the democratic party, when you talk to voters and you see what kind of candidates vt party is targeting, there are a lot of -- candidates of the tea party is turning, there are a lot of folks who are angry with the republican party. the kinds of practices, the kinds of spending practices that
upset republicans within the base, they have to take things in a new direction. >> we will continue tomorrow morning with more reaction than results. tyson is joining us from la quinta, calif.. ketv. >> good evening. my grandmother -- we come from the ukrainian background. [laughter] [unintelligible] >> oklahoma independent line. >> this is no longer about republicans or democrats. this is about the constitution or globalism. our nation is in rowling u.s. citizens into -- our nation is
rolling u.s. citizens into an identification system. they're trying to impose international standards on states. world id is imposing an international identification system on u.s. citizens. we will no longer have control over sovereignty, over our representation, over assumed representation. this is built on global information sharing. >> we will leave it there. we will go to congress from maryland. -- will go to connie from maryland. >> i do not think that people
have anything to worry about, the republicans, with all that crazy talk. on one of the stations, i heard that halter may challenge of the lincoln vote. one of the polling places only had two polling places (the last time they voted, -- polling places opene. the last time they voted, they had 42. i know that people want to say that the democrats are not excited about voting. if you notice the last few primary is that we have had, more democrats come. when more democrats came to vote than the republicans. >> -- weigh more democrats came
to vote than the republicans. >> thank you. one precinct in arkansas, looking at the numbers you posted, it is a four-point margin of difference between blanche lincoln and bill halter. is there anything to that argument? this was a runoff. there are different circumstances. >> i am not familiar with that report. generally speaking,- understanding from our reporter is that -- my and steny from a reporter is that bill halter called blanche lincoln to concede the race. you would not do that. the other thing is what county was it.
keep in mind the politics of the situation. with massive fraud and massive problems, it would not be in the -- it wouldrnor hal not be lieutenant governor halter's best interest to do that. ultimately, it could hurt his future political prospects. >> [unintelligible] >> callers may wonder why no one paid attention to this. hawaii and pennsylvania had a .pecial election whic the only question was which of the republicans that made it to
the runoff would be elected. >> arkansas on the republican line. good evening. >> i am a republican. i chose to vote in the democratic primary. i voted for morris in the first time around. i did that so that i could help cause a runoff between halter and licoln. -- and lincoln. the lady who called earlier and said that she thinks more democrats voted than republicans, i do not think that is necessarily true. i think the republicans in the state used the same strategy as i did today. >> what about that? >> i think the caller is right. the race does not end here for
blanche lincoln could starting tomorrow, there is a very uphill challenge that -- for blacks lincoln. starting tomorrow, there is a very uphill challenge. her opponent -- is a great republic gain year. he has a lot of advantages working for him now. >> ernest is joining us from monroe, louisiana. ernest, please turn the volume down from your set. that will eliminate the get go. ernest, are you with us? go ahead. >> my question was about blast lincoln carrie.
she basically -- my question is about blanche lincoln pen and she basically went from being a moderate to liberal and then back to a moderate. will that hurt her? >> that is a good point. one of the criticisms that were made of her campaign is that voters had trouble understanding where she was coming from. they always knew she was a central story moderate. it seemed that she would run that play against halter. but after the primary, she seemed to corrina back and forth. -- to careen back-and-forth. ultimately, a senator who has built a record over two terms is not going to change her straps that much. but after a near-death experience, you cannot help but
hear voices that he may not have been paying attention to before. with what isn happening in nevada. with 32% of the vote now in, voteengl -- sharon engle has about 32% of the vote. what does that tell you about the matchup with senator harry reid? >> the democrats and senator reid got the candidate that they wanted. democrats believe that the former state assemblywoman is .he weakest of the field coul there is no doubt that senator harry reid is in deep trouble. his approval ratings are so bad. the nevada economy is so bad.
his reelection campaign has struggled. it is a tough environment. having said that, republicans were not able to get a top flight to counter in that field. the candidates who were thought to be an extremely strong challenger faded and had a lot of problems in the end. i think the late surge created a late front-runner. they will struggle to compete with the wider electorate. >> in california, it looks like two former ceo's will be leading the republican party in the senate and governor's races. >> right. this is a big boost for republicans. they have really struggled in california for a decade. having those kinds of fresh faces and more diverse faces on the ticket will work to their
advantage. it will provide great contrast in the governor's race, particularly when you position someone like meg whitman from the business environment against it jerry brown who was elected nearly 40 years ago as governor. that will be a sharp contrast. you also have a very strong contrast in the senate race between two competing visions. fiorino represents the greenbacks that are needed in california. >> thank you for sharing part of your reading on the tuesday primary night. >> thank you. i enjoyed it appeared >> let's go back to the numbers in arkansas. -- i enjoyed it. >> let's go back to the numbers in arkansas. many thought that the blanche lincoln would lose in this runoff. she defeated bill halter.
>> you are great, arkansas. [cheers and applause] thank you for such a tremendous job for letting a message out that is loud and clear. [cheers and applause] that message was that the vote of the senator is not for sale and neither is the vote of the people of arkansas. [cheers and applause] we have worked so hard, all of
you, all of these wonderful our folks here, everybody across this state, and reminding everyone another what this is all about. this is about s. this is about who we are as arkansans. [cheers and applause] and what we want to do and be. and i have heard your message. let me tell you. i cannot feel any stronger than i feel today. your message is loud and clear. washington needs to work for us, for us in arkansas. [cheers and applause] and i can tell you here and now, folks. arkansas and this senator are going to be part of the solution and put this economy
and this country back on track. [cheers and applause] i stood up to the special interests and i have done it for you. we have made our mark and we have shown the rest of this country that we, each of us as arkansans and americans, have a say. from that privilege and honor of casting our vote, we have a say in what this country is going to be and the direction in which we will take it. you have all made that statement tonight and i cannot be more proud of my great state of arkansas. [cheers and applause] i would like to say to bill halter, congratulations to him
and his supporters for a good fight and for a good race. i appreciate that. we're going to ask for their help. let me tell you, folks. we are headed to november with this message. we are going to win. [cheers and applause] we are going to move florida democrats tonight and november to show this country that, as democrats, we have a passion for the diversity and a passion for the hard work that made this country great and will make it great again. we are going to bring it back here in arkansas and we will see it spread across this nation. [cheers and applause] you all sent me to washington,
the united states senate, to fight for arkansas. that is what i have done. congressmen very seizes me all the time. we have to fight for what we know is right and for what arkansas is all about. [applause] tomorrow, we will put this back on the road. we are going to make sure that, as we move toward november, we will be successful. we will remind ourselves every step of the day that this election is not about special interests. this election is not about me. this election is about us. we are going to do this, as people of arkansas. u.s. and i are going to do this together and we are going to make a stand -- you and i are going to do this together and we are going to make a stand. [cheers and applause] i have to say very special thank
you to some many people. i want to say very special thank you to my rock, my husband who has been with me through thick and thin. he has just been phenomenal pinch is a great arkansans and he is a great husband -- phenomenal. he is a great arkansan and he is a great husband. our boys, reese and bennett, they are not here tonight because they are in the middle of finals. they have been wonderful and supportive. they have taxed at a few times. they said comeuppance -- they a few times.d they have said, mom, come home because dad cannot cook. [laughter] i see my mom out there tonight. i have to tell you that i would not be here tonight it it were not for she and my father.
[cheers and applause] as a strong family, she has taught me what it is all about. they taught us what the real product -- with real priorities are about. those priorities are our faith in our family and our loyalty to our neighbors and the great people of the state of arkansas. [applause] i see my aunt blanche and uncle tom. they have been on the road with me. my sister and my brother is here in spirit. i know there are so many others. i have not done this by myself. i have done it with each and everyone of you by my side. as i come out to the counties and talk to folks, you are there. you're excited. you are passionate.
you're concerned. you know what we have to do. i have the most tremendous congressional staff that anybody could ever dream of. [cheers and applause] they are wonderful. [applause] many of them are here tonight and i am grateful to them, each and everyone. they are arkansans in their own right and are making sure that this country is working for us. i also have the most phenomenal campaign staff. [cheers and applause] so many supporters and some new wonderful friends. folks, we have a lot worth fighting for. we are going to make sure, as we regroup tamara, that we put this campaign on a trajectory toward
november and a victory in november. we are going to need each and every one of you. please sign up and get out there with the same kind of fight, passion, and a desire that you have had through this primary and this runoff. we are going to make sure that that same message gets out. the message he is "arkansas is strong, our values are strong." let me tell you, not only can my vote not be bought, yours cannot be there. we are going to win in november. [cheers and applause] >> senator blanche lincoln is the chair of the
[unintelligible] 21 tonight in the runoff race. -- she won tonight in the runoff race. blanche lincoln won 52% to 48%. she will face congressman john bozeman in november. in california, made wickman was declared the winner with 65% of the vote. itmande within -- meg wh was declared the winner with 65% of the vote. carla fiorina is also ahead. in the meantime, we want to hear from you.
>> i am from missouri. >> right. go ahead. >> i think all of the incumbents will be out this year. >> all of them? >> yes. one of the things that the american people have to ask is if they support nafta. most of the incumbent's support this. if you vote for them, you are voting for outsourcing our businesses and our jobs in this country. >> ok. >> also, the lobbyists thing, we have to do something about that. it is very simple. we should put it on the vote in november. all lobbyists go to their local revenue office to give their contributions and then go from there to the democratic side or
the republicans or the independence. do away with the lobbyists and it will turn this country around. the lobbyists are bought and paid for. they're not looking out for the american people and the american dream. >> looking at the brown campaign headquarters, he was elected governor back in 1974. he ran for president in 1976. he served as california governor and then served as mayor of oakland, california. now he is the california attorney general. now he is running for governor and seeking to reclaim the old seat. terry branstad will face checked coverchet culver. for those who follow history, jerry brown was defeated by ronald reagan back in the
1980's. >> good evening. i would like to make a comment about the arkansas race, if i may. >> sure. >> i am very disappointed tonight. i really disliked senator blanche lincoln. i hope that's bill halter would pull out a win. senator lincoln is a stereotypical politician, one will leave those who thinks will get reelected. it is the most blatant example. you can go back -- she did an interview last year during the health care debate with "the new york times" where she was explaining whether she would vote for a public option or not.
she said that she might have a problem voting for it because she would be held accountable for it at the election polls. if that is the most blatant admission of voting the way you think your constituents want so that you can save your own job. of the 100 current senators out there, i would say that senator lincoln is up on the list of the worst. -- one of the worst, both ethically and intelligence-wise. you should have heard her speech. that was the most public speaking i have heard her do. when she is having a very good night, when she wins the primary, she speaks loudly and at great length. she has no hesitation about speaking. but when she is called to take a
difficult votes or difficult positions on the senate floor, she sort of hesitates and does not talk. i am disappointed. if i were a consulting democrat, i would definitely consider a third-party or independent of some kind. >> i will leave you there. thank you for the call. we are keeping track of nevada where it looks like sharon engle, who was third or fourth in the polls a month ago, with the strong support of the tea party bo med, she currently has -- tea party movement, she curley has 37 -- she currently has 37%.
harry reid's son is the candidate for our governor. we will keep you wait -- we will keep track on that for you. big bear, california. good evening. >> i have one big concern. >> san is joining us from greensburg, pa.. >> thank you for having me. a recent cnn poll found that 80% of u.s. citizens support medical marijuana -- >> sam, greenberg pennsylvania, you are on the air. actually, we will go to steven in malibu, calif.. >> thank you for having me on the show. i think many voters, many americans have a hard time putting their finger on what is wrong with the the system, what they are unhappy about.
i think what they might -- i think what it might be is that both parties are advancing the size of government. government is getting larger and our constitutional rights seem to kind of the disappearing and going away. >> how does that translate into the sentiment this november? >> you have tea party movements and they made up of different ideologies of people. generally, they want government to get smaller and they want to get their rights back. some could turn to the republicans and hope they will go to their old ways of smaller government. others will turn to third parties. people out there, you need to vote your conscience. if you need to vote for someone you may not think will win, but that is who you believe in, you have to vote for them. if you do not, you will continue to vote for the same centrist people and not send a real
message. thank you very much. >> ok. eric is joining us from santa rosa, california. the governor's race looks like a match between jerry brown and made wickman -- and meg whitman. mayor villaraigosa of los angeles is at the podium. >> we have craig davis with us today. [cheers and applause] somewhere in the house. where is he? he is here. there he is. also, we have assembly member at any fiorentino -- assembly member anthony fiorentino. [applause]
comptroller dawn chong is here. [applause] former speaker of the california heath.assembly, robert keit where is mr. rose bird? is he here? i was watching the game, as you all saw. in the interim, i was doing a couple of interviews. i talked about jerry brown. folks want to get you to say something different from him. what advice would i give him, they asked. advice? jerry brown has been in public life longer than i have been
.round but but i can tell you that, in those years, when you think about an independent leader and you think about a maverick and a visionary and someone who is willing to think out of the box when confronted with problems. you think about someone who, when he was governor, when he was mayor, attorney general, this is a man who has always been willing to take on the tough challenges. i do not have to tell you that california and is facing many tough challenges. when you turn on the tv and you see the republican primary and you see the divisiveness, ucd tens of millions of dollars -- you see the tens of millions of dollars in the campaigns, it is
clear that they want to buy an election. california is not up for sale. [cheers and applause] we are not looking for an atm machine. we are looking for an investment in california's worker. we are looking for an investment in california's public schools. we are looking for an investment in higher education. if we are looking for the golden years again. we have a candidate in jerry brown who will take california back to those golden years. [cheers and applause] thoughin the course of those interviews, they ask me where was the campaign? i did not see a campaign. from the beginning, jerry brown knew that the campaign was going to be an assault, that he did not -- that he could not squander his resources, that he knew what it would take to
communicate to californians who will vote in the fall. we are going to talk about the issues that are affecting california. i don't know about you, but when i talk to people about the problems we are facing, they tell me, number one, it is the economy. it is about jobs. it is a bad investment in people and a good movement. they do not talk about immigration dividing california or what candidates in the fourth three months. california wants to focus on the issues they care about, all the issues that will bring us back. jerry brown is the candidate to do it. i could not be more proud to be supporting jerry brown. [applause] i could not be more proud to be a democrat and getting california working again. [applause] i have the honor of introducing
a man who lini know does not endorse a democrat everyday. he does from time to time. he is a guy who i have known since the 1980's. he has been in law enforcement official here in los angeles county for virtually his entire life. he stood for the idea that real law enforcement is not just about addressing the symptoms of lawlessness. it is about investing in people. whether it has been the issue of gangs or against or prevention or intervention, this is a man who thinks out of the box and who addresses the root causes of crime. he has been one of the more successful law enforcement officials and their city's history. i want you to help me welcome my friend the sheriff of the county
of los angeles leroy baca. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to club nokia. thank you for taking time from your busy life to share this moment. if there were a time to start in california to find solutions to problems and find an energy future that we can trust, it is now. the man i am about to introduce you to is no stranger to california. he comes from an iconic family that has a golden record of political success. our choice for governor is simple and sober. it takes wisdom, experience, and a keen awareness of what works
and what feels. it is about principle management of california's human resources and assets. the task of creating stable and interest were the government is not an easy one. the man i am about to introduce as the moral fortitude that compelled his supporters to think and to learn and to sense balanced solutions to problems are not only possible, but are durable against -- and can sustain the needs of america's largest and greatest state. the man i am about to introduce has served as the mayor of oakland. he is the attorney general of california. he can restore trust in government because he knows the
full meaning of the word "commitment." he will restore our trust in the future of california. he is the only governor who implemented proposition 13. each and every one of us is what california is all about. tonight, we are blessed to have a man who has led in our great state as its governor. he is unapologetic about his experience as a leader and you will, with every aspect of his great intellect, serve us again without seeking personal glory. let us unite behind the lead to qualified person to be governor of california, attorney general jerry brown. [cheers and applause]
kooks' -- >> one other person that is more important. [applause] she is the one that they did all of this stuff out. keeping up with hair has given the preparation to keep up with california. i can think a little more clearly. all of that has got me into the loop. thank you very much. we are here on a very auspicious occasion. i am here as the democratic candidate for governor. [applause] >> i did not check but i think
we made it. [laughter] >> i am also here as a california and that is disgusted with the awful mess in sacramento and the politicians and the wall street bankers that got us there. rather than give the typical election night speech, i would like to speak for my heart about the serious problems that we are facing. honestly, the last thing on my mind at this stage in my life was running for governor of california. i reflected a long time on if this -- on if this is the right path. i looked at the gridlock in sacramento and the truth is, i believe i can fix it. if not overnight. it took too long to get here. i believe as we pull together, i can fix bridget we can fix things. i have no doubt that with your help, that is where we will go.
i know how sacramento works. more importantly, i know how it should work. i have the independence and know how to stay out -- to challenge the status quo. i did that as governor. i did that as mayor. god willing, i will do it again. [applause] it is not enough for somebody rich and restless to look in the mere one morning and decide it is time to the governor of california. we tried that. it did not work. platitudes and promises will not fix our schools or create new jobs. to fix anything, to get anything done, we need a profound change
in the way the government operates weather during the campaign or state government. it is time for an agenda of humility. living within our means with a decent measure of self discipline. it started with politicians -- it is time for politicians to grow up and face the fact we are in a crisis. the world has changed since our financial system hit the wall and almost collapsed. the only way forward is honesty, frugality, and innovation. [applause] >> i will level with you. no more sugar coating on the difficult choices we have to make a frugality i mean living within our means. if we have $85, we cannot spend $100. it is that simple. i know how to live within budgets.
i got rid of the governor's private jet and mansion. i rented an apartment and paid for it myself. [applause] taxes are cut, not increased. i vetoed state races that i thought were excessive. the truth is, i did not like to spend money. not my own and not the taxpayers. we just saw two republicans staged a billionaire demolition derby. they said they wanted to run the state like a business but said a national record for wasteful campaign spending. california was built by dreamers and do worse and pioneers. ers and pioneers.
i earned the famous nickname governor moonbeam. of pushed for renewable energy and windmills and the desert. i was lampooned as a modern-day don quixote. if the years later, california had only nine beepers -- over 90% of wind generated electricity. [applause] you will hear a lot about what i did and did not do. yes, i made my share of mistakes. anybody worth their salt and willem to flaunt the conventional wisdom and take bold action will face hostility. california can be governed, of that i have no doubt. we have a creative minds and doers to have medical advances, renewable energy, new materials
come out better design for living and learning. we can accomplish that. it is one thing to talk about what you will do. it is quite another to actually do it. i did this job before. on my watch, we reduced taxes by $4 billion. our schools were among the best. we had the strongest and permit the loss in the country. we pioneered the development of alternative energies. california created 1.9 million jobs. [applause] do not believe the next tillich -- $50 million of advertising. back to the facts. i cut to the red tape. if you ever want to know about bureaucratic inertia, becomes the mayor of the big city. you will find a lot of it. by doing that, we built
thousands of new apartments and condominiums that for decades had been abandoned. and the lots are now restaurants, stores, art galleries. 10,000 residents moved into the heart of oakland. every step we can take to create jobs were indeed, we should never forget that our public schools are often criticized an underfunded by the foundation of our prosperity. you should applaud at that. [applause] a lot of people -- schools are the engine of job creation and skills and imagination. we embark tonight on a very difficult but historic mission. we want to take back our state.
we want to recapture the dream and the sense of can do that to people to california for hundreds of years from all over the world. they still come. now without the hope and determination to do what they did. let me say that to serve as a governor of -- as your governor would be a deep honor. the state has done so much for so many and given me my family. nothing that i could do would please me more than being able to go back to sacramento and fix this thing and get it working again. california for always. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you. ♪ >> gerald ford was and the
white house when jerry brown last began his tenure as california governor serving from 1975 until 1983. >> we have a lot of people. when i win this campaign, not police, not scapegoating anybody. we are not scapegoating anybody. and we are pulling together, everybody, whatever color. we are pulling the state back together again. thank you. [applause] >> a last minute comment from former california governor and attorney general and former mayor of oakland, california. he served as california's governor from 1975 until 1983. he ran for president in 1976, 1980 and 1992. he is also the former democratic california chair and talk-show
supporters for the energy they brought to this campaign. [applause] it has been a tough campaign. i must say. i and a stronger candidate tonight because of that. [applause] i am battle tested now. i am ready to give jerry brown the toughest election. [applause] >> let me take a moment to congratulate our republican senate nominee on her victory this evening. [applause]
>> career politicians in sacramento and washington d.c. be warned because you now face your worst nightmare. two businesswomen. [applause] her know how to create jobs cannot balance budgets and get things done. [applause] i have so many people to think tonight and so many who made tonight possible. first, let me thank my husband and our two sons. [applause]
you cannot take on a challenge like this without the love and support of one's family. i also want to thank former governor pete wilson, the chairman of my campaign. >> i would also like to thank my campaign chair, the congresswoman, the assemblyman, and bill symmon. [applause] let me also thank my incredible campaign team and the more than 20,000 volunteers in 58 counties
that worked so hard. [applause] what an amazing effort. i am so proud of each and everyone of you. in particular, i would like to say thank you to four of my senior leadership team who helped me run this campaign. mike murphy and others. [applause] win would not have been possible without the trust of the voters. [applause] i am humbled by this victory and i am so grateful for the support and trust that you have shown in me tonight. [applause] >> i am deeply committed to running this campaign that gives you hope for a better tomorrow.
[applause] we begin in new jersey tonight. we have it in our power to build a new california. [applause] there is a clear choice in this election. california is in crisis. we certainly cannot save california's future by repeating the failures of the past. [applause] jerry brown has spent a lifetime in politics and the results have not been good. failure seems to follow jerry brown everywhere he goes. it is a record of promising much and delivering little. of saying one thing and doing
quite another. with disastrous results. for jobs, during jerry brown's last term as governor, the unemployment rate nearly doubled to a record 11%. [booing] well terror was governor, state spending went up 120%. he raised taxes and still left a $1 billion budget deficit. for education, which carry as mayor, oakland schools deteriorated to the point that the state had to intervene. overall, a record of higher and higher taxes, more and more spending and near record unemployment. in other words, a 40-year record of politics as usual. i say california can do better. [applause]
because while politics is jerry brown's business, my business is creating new jobs. [applause] it is time for a different style of leadership, a new beginning. not the glamour, not glibness, but the dots. a governor with the guts to do the hard work that is required to turn california around [applause] i ask all california's, republicans, democrats, independent, asian, african
american, latino, to all join my campaign. [applause] [applause] >> we want meg. we want meg. >> thank you. we have a common purpose. to bring common sense back to sacramento. [applause] i am a big believer in the power of many. none of us can do -- what we can do together, none of us can do alone. together, we can and sacramento's war on job creation and make california a
great place to start and grow in small business. [applause] we can force the politicians to stop spending more money than taxpayers can afford. we can stand up to a bureaucracy that puts its own growth and power above classroom teachers and a great education for our students. [applause] it will not be easy. i will tell you this. i am putting my heart and soul into this campaign. this gal is on a mission. i am all and.
-- i am all in. >> [chanting] >> if you give me the honor of being your next governor of, the special interest and public employee unions will not stand a chance because i will call my office to nobody but you. [applause] here is the really good news. i do not know anybody anything. [applause] my opponent cannot say that.
he has outlined nearly every single interest group in sacramento against us. that means favors will be towed to every power broker with a vested interest in keeping our state budget broken, our schools underperforming and the state pension system and insolvency. we know what comes next. when challenged by reform, politicians turn to their old tricks and they will try to convince you that i am something that i am not. let them try. [applause] [chanting] >> thank you.
californians have seen this before and it will not work this time. the stakes are too high. people will not be fooled. i want californians to dream big again. don't you? i want our state to be the very best place in the fall to raise a family, grow a business, to educate our children and pursue life ambitions. [applause] we can make golden state golden again. jerry brown and the rest of the sacramento politicians cannot make that dream come true. they will not save our state but you can. [applause]
this is a fight we must win. this is a fight we will win. together, we will not let california fell. [applause] join me in this fight and together, we will build a new california. [applause] [chanting] >> thank you for your support, encouragement, friendship, and god bless you and god bless california. [applause] >> the 54-year-old former ceo
of ebay declaring victory after spending upward of $60 million or $80 million of her own money in the republican race. she is now the republican nominee. she buffet's jerry brown who last served in the top spot between 1975 and 1983 and most recently served as oakland county mayor and his california attorney general. meg whitman is married to a stanford university neurosurgeon and is originally from new york. we have a senior political writer with us. let's set up the race between jerry brown and mike whitman. >> you heard made whitman -- meg whitman laid down the
gauntlet. she says she is a businesswoman who knows how to get things done and create jobs. that was her claim. the democrats will not -- will come back. and your incumbents are unpopular, jerry brown has a challenge. at the same time, he is likely to betray meg whitman as a former member of the goldman board and somebody who has little experience in politics and burley voted in her life until she ran for governor beginning last year. she did spend a record-smashing except the $1 million of her own money. this will be one of the most expensive races in the country and a lot at stake for the democrats. they know if the republicans can take california, it very much
complicates the reelection strategy of barack obama. >> let me ask you about the current governor and if he has any role whatsoever on the republican side or whether his policies over the last seven years will play into the jerry brown campaign. >> meg whitman will run as far as possible away from arnold schwarzenegger. she already has. her record of having no political experience and little activity in the political process very much like arnold schwarzenegger. the exact same promises he came into office was that he was an outsider that could clean things up. he is at record low popularity. she wanted to -- on do some of his landmark legislation including his greenhouse gas law. she will be running away from arnold schwarzenegger. jerry brown has been more
friendly to arnold toward senator then the republicans have. it will be very interesting to set up. jerry brown said he understands sacramento and can get in there and get this democrats and republicans to work together to trim that $20 billion deficit the state is facing and his claim is that somebody has to have the experience to put california back on track. his argument is that she does not have it. >> has there been any early polling in this match upfront between the former ceo of the bay and the former telephonic governor? >> there has. in the moment, brown is in the lead by about five or six points. look for that to change. whitman came out of the box on the attack. he said this is a time for
humility and lowering expectations. going back to the thing he went through in the 70's and 80's. at this point, he is well known to californians. after months and months of bombardment by ads from meg whitman, she has a message out there. they have seen her face many times. this is going to be a brutal campaign going forward. >> you can hear the funds in the background. she is joining us from the newsroom. barbara boxer over tom campbell. >> it looked like tom campbell was going to make it through. they would have been the toughest challenge to barbara boxer. he is pro-choice and a moderate republican. boxer has never face that type
of candidates. she has never faced a woman. fiorina is a stellar campaigner. she has put up $5 million of her own money. look for some of the same parallels. democrats will paint her as a failed ceo from hewlett-packard, somebody who laid off more than 20,000 workers. somebody who got a golden parachute from that company and lives at lavish lifestyle. both of these women will be attacked with the corporate life style of a political outsider vs. corporate malfeasance. that will be the theme going forward. >> let's look at the latest numbers. 58% going to fiorini.
campbell with about 23%. these are early numbers. it is going on 11:00 in california. >> that is right. >> it is about quarter to one in the east. as you go back to the governor's race between jerry brown and maggot whitman, one issue that jerry brown will say is that -- meg whitman, one issue that jerry brown will say is that meg whitman did not vote much in her life. >> we will say at this resonates in either race. poizner made an issue that whitman had not voted for 28 years including major elections. this is going to be an issue for a lot of voters.
and not only is it a right but a responsibility in a democracy. she has been asked the question many times and look forward to that being a focus of democratic attacks going forward. >> thank you for spending a few minutes with us. >> thank you. >> we are joined from across the river in oakland, california. >> i voted for jerry brown because he being mayor of oakland but i was going to vote for somebody else. the reason i am voting for jerry brown, he is somebody with experience in sacramento to the you have meg whitman coming out
from new york. jerry brown knows what california's issues are. the next governor will need to address the issues that have been persisting for some time. >> what are the big issues? >> outside the economy, a higher education funding. jerry brown was attorney general. he has worked with some of the people who work with the department of education. we were sort of the envy of public universities and colleges around the nation. you now hear on the news of the time, the university of california. cal state. it is looking really make a right now for higher education. >> to what for the call.
if you are just joining us, here are some of the headlines from this primary. 12 states with primaries for races. a couple of key house races including the california 36 congressional district where the incumbent easily won her renomination. in south carolina, mickey haley is facing a run of which will take place on june 22. blanche lincoln winning 52% to 40% for the lieutenant governor bill halter. jerry brown will face meg whitman and barbara boxer will face fiorina. let me say you are doing a fine job this evening. all of the crew on c-span.
i figured i would offer my thought. with regard to the elections. it is my understanding that sharon engle in nevada has been declared the winner. let me bring up the numbers. almost 39% of the votes the feeding sue loudoun who has about 28%. -- defeating sue loudoun. >> as an old political science major who went to law school, i find that a good thing because i believe it stands for limited government and an understanding of the constitution to some degree. i think that is a positive sign. >> thank you. jim is joining us from ohio for the >> i am an independent.
i certainly supported mr. and respect richard nixon immensely. i voted for al gore over bush but then voted for bush over john kerry. i appreciate moderates like blanche lincoln. i think she is presidential. i ever cuccinelli and from the cincinnati area. we haven't conversely done an outstanding job. the hamilton county senator is dusty rhodes. i am a very independent and i look at their character. i did not care what the race or religion or sex. when i see as sleazy campaign like a gubernatorial campaign with their present governor strickland attacking cases, i'd vote against that. >> thank you.
brian sandoval getting 56% over given to is mired in his own personal scandal. c-span is the only place where you concede the speeches in their entirety. we are awaiting word from other candidates declaring victory. more of your phone calls and reaction to these primaries. 12 states holding elections. calling from california, could morning. -- good evening. >> i think jerry brown sounds like it better candidate. and i did not like her speech today. i thought it was really fake. i thought -- i trust democrats
more than republicans in general. i think the speech seemed very fate in the way she talked. >> all of these speeches are available on our website at c- span.org. >> i want to start off the call by saying thank you for c-span and god bless america, humanity, and our world. i would like to start a call with a quote from thomas jefferson, i have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the form of man. that " is in washington d.c. at the jefferson memorial and i would like everybody who is watching know that you can do web searches for law enforcement that say our founding fathers were terrorists. >> as we hear from you, let's look at the new numbers for the
senate race in nevada where sharon engle is the republican nominee with almost 60% reporting. angle at 39% compared to lowden 28%. are you with us? >> the tea party movement and how some of the more conservative right wing people like the lady in nevada, i wonder how she would fare against harry reid. >> that is a question we are keeping an eye on her campaign. sharon angle the winner. this is what it looks like from the early pictures as they await the final results from that race. she has been declared the winner.
there will be two reeds on the ballot. harry gray is the senate democratic leader. tomorrow morning, in the water will join us on "washington journal." >> first of all, i want to thank you for c-span. i think it is wonderful you are able to get on their and say what you think about what is the one on. this election out there in california, these two candidates for governor, i will tell you. after watching them, this jerry brown it seems as though this man has some sort of chip on his shoulder. i have never met anyone -- either one of these people or
heard them. in just listening to both of them, it seems as though this man, when his wife came up on stage, it seemed as though she wanted to hug him but he was standoffish. he did not say much about the economy. it was just a very poor speech that he gave after winning something that big. i am concerned about that out there because i know it is really bad. i watched meg. she is a ceo and has a lot of business experience which tells me that maybe that is what they need out there in order to get that state balanced out and back on track but i will tell you, it
will be a tough race. >> and expensive. " i cannot believe the amount of money. >> $72 million that make has spent in her race. jerry brown not facing any broke competition that he will obviously be raising a lot of money. he is the son of former california governor edwin pat brown. jerry brown followed ronald reagan as california governor. jason is joining us from kentucky on the republican line. go ahead, jason. >> i used to live in a city of kentucky. chris fromined from the bronx.
a shout out to c-span. >> thank you. >> we will watch for a moment in anaheim california or the former hewlett-packard ceo and winner in the republican senate primary. >> in short, i think barbara boxer will succeed. i think ried over angle and that think meg whitman might win because of the deficit. ad none politician in california to jerry brown might win.
[applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. my good friends, i have heard your message loud and clear. the people of california have had enough. [applause] in fact, i think they can hear you all the way in washington d.c. [applause] from the moment i declared my candidacy, over 7000 volunteers come up over 20 coalitions, 12,000 donors, and a tireless and hard-working staff have made
this the greatest team effort by have ever had the privilege of being a part of. all of you worked together to make tonight a reality and i owe you a debt of gratitude that it is very difficult for me to express. [applause] while i cannot think all of you, there is one very special person who has been my running mate for over 25 years. my husband, frank, the rock of my life. . .
i salute them for their determined work to change the course of america and i would very much for it to their help and support and the common cause that we now share. and congratulations as well to my good friend and colleague, meg whitman. california will now be offered two candidates at the top of our ticket the had actually created jobs and cut costs, and we look forward to taking on debt to career politicians on the other side. -- taking on the two career politicians on the other side. but the team work that has
brought us here cannot and here tonight. and so as we celebrate, and it looks like you have been having a heck of a party celebrating, let us remember that beginning tomorrow, and through november 2, we're going to run a tireless, peerless campaign all across california to finally defeated barbara boxer. in her 28 hours -- years as a career politician in washington, d.c., she is the bitter partisan who has said much but accomplish little. she may get an aid for politics
but an f for achievement. nevertheless, barbara boxer has actually said one thing that i agree with. she said recently that this election offers the clearest choice in the nation. and i could not agree more. her far left views place her on the very fringe of american politics, and our differences could not be greater. quite simply, this election is about the future, not the past. for three decades in congress, boxer has personified the entrenched, stale air against of someone who has long forgotten that here in america the people rule, not the government. when she dressed down that
general in front of the cameras , she displayed all of the destructive believe is some that is so disquieting to the people of california. and when she made are rare trip to california to build her campaign coffers, she made -- she said the reason for poor approval rating was because the voters of california were grumpy about the economy. i think that is the first time that barbara boxer may have been guilty of understatement. nearly 2.5 million californians are out of work, many of them for over six months, hundreds of thousands more have quit seeking for work. their food lines and our great sandwich keene valley -- san j
uaquin valley. or boxer voted for a so-called stimulus package and that she promised would reduce unemployment to 8% or less. she has become so tone deaf about reality that she has deluded herself into believing that the word grumpy actually describes the desperation and despair caused by big government, by big government bailout, and the buildup of $13 trillion of national debt. it is precisely this kind of all politics, the failure to listen, the failure to understand, that has caused tens of millions of americans to feel betrayed. our fellow citizens feel
betrayed by the distant and isolated politics of incumbency, in trenton -- entrenchment, and incompetence. this election is also about big differences between the kind of people we are and what we believe. i believe that each person everywhere has enormous potential if they are given the freedom and the opportunity to fill it. barbara boxer believes that it is government that promotes potential, not the individual. i believe the lower taxes. so that we the people can best decide how to spend and invest our hard earned dollars. she believes that government can best decide how to spend your income.
all together now. [booing] i believe that small businesses and entreprenuers are the lifeblood of our country, and the engine to get our economy moving again. she believes that massive government spending and massive deficits are the answer. i believe in the honor and heroism that has distinguished our armed services. from the day she entered congress, barbara boxer has been a loud and cenacle critic of america's military, repeatedly voting to cut off and reduce the resources that our fighting men and women need to effectively combat our enemies. and she has stood silently by as israel is condemned and
threatened and iran moves foreign -- toward nuclear weapons. this campaign is also going to be about what works and what does not work. about action and results versus rhetoric in failure. 21st century issues and reality require that common sense, good judgment, new ideas, and perspective that comes from the real world experience that i bring to the table. barbara boxer thinks that the real world revolves around a couple of square miles in washington, d.c. [booing] listen, my fellow californians -- i promise you this from day one, in the u.s. senate i will be relentless in fighting for every job, and i will start by making it easier, not harder, for small businesses, family businesses, innovators, and
entreprenuers to do what is best, to create private sector jobs and build the american dream. we must and the failure and the disgrace -- end the failure and disgrace of california being responsible for one out of six unemployed americans. barbara boxer's rhetoric over reality stops now. i bring a track record of problem-solving, transparency, and decision making. i am willing to ask tough questions. i am prepared to shake things up, and on like barbara boxer, i am also prepared to be held accountable.
throughout this campaign, i have met tens of thousands of californians from every walk of life. even with all the challenges of policy and government facing america, what i heard most often as i traveled up and down this great and glorious state was the concern about the core of america, our soul and our spirit. people feared that something is slipping away from us. that america is drifting. what is happening to us? it was a symbol -- was symbolized by a woman who gripped my hand and looked into my eyes and said, "i have never voted before but i am voting for you because i fear for my children's future." i knew instantly what she meant. dreamers and patriots founded our country on a single radical
idea -- that anyone from anywhere could live the life they choose and rise to fill the room potential, that the pursuit of happiness is a protected right. >> our thanks to our affiliate providing the feed. we heard almost all of her speeches she declared victory tonight in the california senate primary. she will face barbara boxer who has served in the u.s. senate and in the house to a total of 28 years. the senate is in session this week so senator boxer is here in washington as is senator harry reid. the primary -- search it, watch it, click it, and share it. sharron angle is the winner in nevada, the gop nominee facing
senator harry reid in the general legendary our phone lines are open. -- in the general election. our phone lines are open. we're waiting for sharron angle at her campaign headquarters in las vegas. robb is joining us from st. paul, minn. on the independent line. caller: this show has been my favorite show of all time. i love it. host: reps from santa maria, california. caller: i have been in california almost all my life. i have seen them come and go. it just boggles my mind that we're now faced with making a
choice here for governor in this great state, and i want to ask every citizen in california, are we ready for another four years of this type of governor? host: pasadena, california. caller: i will take governor moonbeam. we have the result of years of cutting taxes and deregulating everything. we have california republicans standing up for the national republican party, making california a joke. everything that we need becomes a national joke. host: we are keeping an eye on las vegas. sharron angle is a surprise
winner, fourth in the polls a few months ago. she is now the gop nominee in nevada. >> thank you all, thank you all know that the patriots, thank you for being here. we have completed the first step in taking back our u.s. senate seat. i want to say thank you to so many people, but first of all, thank you to god. this was an amazing campaign.
thank you to my husband of 40 years. and my family, my daughter and my son, my daughter-in-law and son-in-law and my 10 grandchildren better here tonight. -- that are here tonight. thank you to the legion of volunteers, thank you. thank you too will wonderful team of crack campaigners led by our campaign chairman, mr. campbell, and our press secretary, terry spacey. this campaign is about taking back america. this campaign is about opposing tax-and-spend, let's let --
let's make a deal, politics as usual, washington, d.c. corruption that has taken a claim on our senior senator, harry reid. this is an important moment, not only for nevada, but for the nation. this is an important moment because we have an opportunity to send a very positive message, and that messages that we are going to dump harry reid on november 2.
>> don't harry reid! dump harry reid! >> we have heard in this nation that some people are too big to fail. some people are too powerful. but we are going to tell harry reid that there is no such thing as being too big to fail in the american society. liberty and the free market gives us the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail. we need to say to harry reid, you have failed and you are fired.
in one town, they started with the sign, anybody but harry reid, but it is going to take more than that -- anyone but to fill the seat. we need someone who is thinking about solutions. we need someone who understands that we need to pay it back. payback on the deficit, because harry reid has given us the stimulus, of bailout, obamacare, and we go deeper and deeper into this recession. we need to pay it back and give confidence to small businessmen into america. we need to cut back our spending. harry reid does not understand cutting back on the spending. he thinks we need to spend more. we need to cut back on the spending.
and finally we need to take back our country. we need to send the message to washington d.c. and the message to politicians and politics as usual and say we are taking our country back. we are taking it back in the four of those crony policies that have been put in place where we see corruption at the top and corruption at the bottom, making deals, and harry reid has been chief among those deal makers, and it is time to take our country back to constitutional principles. and we have a plan to do that. i want to introduce to you now the plan. we have over 45 groups that say they want to be part the
willing. the coalition of the willing. ronald reagan said that and the first among them is the tea party express. you guys give them a great hand. the tea party express has played in interco role in this victory tonight, and the recent -- an integral role in this victory tonight, and they remember what it means, taxed enough already. they were the first to jump in and say we can do this. we can take back our country. our country deserves better. with them came others, mark levin, and we have no bad as
concerned citizens, nevada home school network, and we have built this coalition and tonight we are adding more. i want to tell you that the other nine that were so wonderful and putting themselves forward, they were ready to sacrifice their lives, their honor, and their sacred honor for liberty. and they are joining the team. and we welcome all of them because we have kept the focus on this campaign on defeating harry reid. we are also adding one more coalition tonight, one more
group to that coalition, and that is the international union of gaming employees. we are ready. we are on than we are ready to go out into the most critical time of this campaign. and that is, we're going to talk about what is really important. we've always kept the focus on harry reid and now we're going to talk about those issues that are really important to us. we're going to go with him to the issues and we're going to challenge him right now, we are ready for the debate. come on, harry, let's talk about the issues. let's talk about the issues.
and the issues are that we have the right concept for america, and that contract is our constitution. we have the right message for america and that is reagan's message of less government regulation and more individual freedom and stop the spending. remember, they said that reagan was too conservative to win. there is no such thing. we want our country back. we want to take it back to those constitutional principles. we want to take it back. we have the right message. and harry reid may have been bought by washington, d.c., but
he bought into washington, d.c. and so i am going to tell you this evening that we have the right angle to defeat harry reid. thank you so much. thank you. thank you all for being here. we are going to go forward. thank you, thank you so much. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] host: sharron angle's campaign headquarters in las vegas and others delivering their speeches. our thanks to the affiliate's for allowing us to share the speech in its entirety. we've been able to hear the victory speeches including the
speech by it blanche lincoln, the winner in the arkansas rates. our telephone lines are open and. from the democratic line. issue with us? caller: i have been a concerned citizen all my life. as a result of that, c-span is my favorite station along with that three pbs stations in my area. i am very concerned -- i just heard a angle talk about how wonderful the tea party is. the republicans and the tea party want all want less government. but i've also noticed that those over the age of 62 say don't touch my social security. hypocrites. another hypocrite is meg whitman. she has probably only voted three times in her entire life.
for many decades she never but did and she has finally been forced to admit that. she intends to cut down government in california. how was she going to do it? of course she intends to fire state employees. is that how she claims that she is going to raise the jobs in california? by getting rid of other people? that is another hypocrite. as for carly fiorina, i must say about her, she came up in the corporate world, but hewlett- packard fired her because of what she did to that company. she claims that barbara boxer is a failure? yes, barbara boxer is an outspoken person and she dares to go where other people do not. the fact that we have two
willing senators, this is something that is wonderful for us, but i don't think carly fiorina it is the place to take the -- can take the place of barbara boxer. host: only part of the official tally end but the news organizations declaring carly fiorina the winner in the republican primary. she will face barbara boxer. in the governor's race, and jerry brown and ed whitman. in nevada, governor gibbons going down in defeat. cent of all is the winner -- sandoval is the winter there. the independent line. caller: i might say something that is unpopular but i'm going to say it.
host: just don't cross the line. go ahead. caller: i have three issues. one is bp, i am not a friend of theirs. does anyone know who was on duty when bp was allowed to drill in the south offshore? that is one question. the next one is, i want to take on all schwarzenegger force -- thank arnold schwarzenegger for saying no, you cannot drill here. i also want to say that mr. obama said a week ago that in his country, the country that it came from, part of the united states, no offshore drilling was this loud -- allowed because they did not want to take that chance of what happened in the gulf happening around hawaii.
we should find out who was the person who took the money or the whatever was given to put the wells off of the shore in the gulf of mexico. and i'm pretty sure it was a republican group. host: we will leave it there. harry on the republican line. caller: i actually wanted to begin talking about the issue brought up repeatedly by the republican candidates also in california. going back to the constitution. it is clear -- host: we lost that call. victor is next and california. go ahead. caller: i just want to say that
if the issue is jobs and the economy, what we need is cash flow. we cannot have cash flow when ceo's are making 100 times the minimum which their workers get. if minimum wage workers made more money, they would have more money to share in the economy would be better. the republicans do not seem to have a cash flow society. host: on the republican line, good evening to you. caller: i love c-span and thank you very much. i am sitting here in seventh heaven listening to the results. all of my favorites are coming in. and i truly wish you could get information on some of the proposition. host: if you go to the "l.a.
times" website, they have the information posted there. hostcaller: i know that i cannot call in for another 30 days, but thank you. host: we will have discussions about what this means tomorrow in the midterm elections. go ahead. caller: i'm here to take a few moments on the oil spill. host: and we will thank you for joining us tonight. we will be back tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern. we want to let you listen to some of the speeches from earlier in the evening. blanche lincoln holds on at the democratic nominee in arkansas. it was a closely watched rates. many people thought the lieutenant governor bill halter
the vote of arkansas. we have worked so hard, all of you all, all of these wonderful folks here, everyone across the state, in reminding each other what this is about. this is about us, about who we are as arkansans. and i have heard your message, and let me tell you, i cannot feel any stronger than i feel today as the daughter of arkansas to know that your message is loud and clear, and washing and needs to work for ross -- in washington needs to work for rous. and i can tell you here and now
that arkansas and this sector are going to be a part of the solution to put this economy in this country back on track. i have stood up to the special interest and i have done it for you. we have made our mark. we have shown the rest of this country that we, each of us has arkansans and americans have a say, that privilege and honor of casting our vote, we have a say in what this country is going to be in the direction we take it, and you made that statement tonight, and i could not be more proud of our great state of arkansas.
i was like to say to bill halter, congratulations to him and his supporters for a good fight and for a good race, and i appreciate that. and we're going to ask for their help, because let me tell you, calls, we're headed into november with this message. and we're going to win. we're going to move forward as democrats tonight into november and show the rest of this country, to show the rest of this country that as democrats we have a great passion for the diversity and the hard work that made this country great and will make a great again, and we're going to bring that back here in arkansas and see it spread across this nation.
you all sent me to washington to the united states senate to fight for arkansas, and that is what i have done. the congressman says, you talk about all that fighting? folks, if you do. we have to fight for what we know is right and what arkansas is all about. tomorrow we're going to put this act on the road and make sure that as we move toward november, we're going to be successful and remind ourselves every step of the way -- this election is not about special interests. this election is not about me. this election is about us. we are going to do this, as people of arkansas. we're going to do this together.
i have to say of their large special thanks to some many people. i was say a very special thanks to my husband, steve, who has been through thick and thin and phenomena. he is a great husband and he has done everything to make this happen. our boy is are not here tonight because they are studying for their finals, exactly where they need to be. they have been wonderful and supportive. they said, mom, we need you back home. dad can cook. or the dog needs me because that doesn't give her treats.
i want to give a special thanks to my family. i see my mom out there, and i would not be here without her. as a strong family, she has taught me what it is all about. she and dad made sure that we knew what real priorities were about, faith and family and our loyalty to our neighbors and the people of arkansas. it carries me through, and mom, i cannot thank you enough. it is amazing. there is a ton of other family. i see my aunt who has been on me -- on the road with me in many campaigns in the past. i know that there are so many others. i have not done this by myself. i have done it with each and
every one of you by my side, and i come out into the county's and talk to folks. you're there. you're excited and passionate and concerned and know what we have to do. i've got the most tremendous congressional staff that anyone could even dream of. the they are wonderful. many of them are here tonight and i am grateful to each and every one of them. arkansans in their own right who were three hard to make sure that this country is working for us. i also have the most phenomenal campaign staff. everybody. so many supporters, so many wonderful friends. folks, we've got a lot worth
fighting for. we're going to make sure that we will put this campaign on a trajectory toward november and eight victory in november. we're going to need each and every one of you. i ask you please, sign up their with the same kind of fight and passion and desire that you have for this primary and this runoff. we're going to make sure that that same message gets out. the messages, arkansas is strong. our values are strong. and let me tell you, not only can might vote not be lost, yours can either. and in november, we're going to do win. yes. >> blanche! blanche!
would give government back to the people. we knew that from the beginning it was us against the establishment. so when i looked at everything, i knew there was something wrong. the thing that i knew was wrong was that south carolina was saddling. we were selling for a republican house, a republican senate, and a republican governor. i won't stop until we get a conservative house -- [applause] we went up against some hard running people. we had an attorney general, a congressman, and a lieutenant government. we had no name, no idea, and no money. but we had something they did
not have. we had you. we said no to a lot of things. we said we're not going to have an arrogant, on accountable government. we said note to spending. we said no to bailouts from washington. we said no to inside dealmaking and bad politics. and this last two or 3 weeks, we said no to the bad side of politics. but we did not just say no, we suggested a lot of things. we said yes to making sure that
every single legislator has to vote on the record. we said yes, it is not just cutting spending, but how you spend it. we got -- we're going to try for -- account for every public dollar. we said yes to the small businesses of this state, that is what is going to change the economy, not government. and we said yes to fresh faces, fresh voices, and fresh ideas, and term limits in the state of opt-out -- south carolina. but most importantly, we said yes to south carolina not just being republican, but becoming conservative and reminding elected officials who is that they work for.
many of you have seen me go around the state, and many of you have heard me say a lot of speeches and do a lot of begging and say a lot of things. but i ended every speech by saying i am a woman that understands through the grace of god that all things are possible. i am the daughter of immigrant parents who reminded me every day how blessed you were to live in this country, and they are here, and i am so grateful. i am the sister of a man who fought in desert storm and is a 25-year combat veteran, and i still remember what it felt like when we did not think he would come home.
i am the sister of a family who when all of this got dirty, all they said is that we love you, we fight for you, we're there for you, and i thank you for that every day. but i have to tell you this -- you have heard me say i am the wife of a man that puts on a military uniform every day. but this is what kept me strong through the last -- i think he will make a cute first man, don't you? [laughter]
i f also said i am the mother of two children in public schools, and i care about what their education looks like. and what today was a very special day, for my family and i, it was very special because he turned 12 years old today. -- she turned 12 years old today. but i always ended by saying, i am a legislator that knows what good government is and i want the people of this state knows what that field -- know what that feels like. i have to thank you in more ways than one, because everybody in this room and everyone across the state wants something that we have quite seen before. we saw was against the establishment. we saw us speaking truth against
the money and push against the money, and boy, did they pushed back. you kept a strong, and not only that, when i ask you to tell 10 people, you did. and when those 10 people told 10 people, this is america. it is not just being center. we have had calls from the national press constantly, asking us what we thought. and i said, there's a lot fewer of those. the people of south carolina are great and you just prove that tonight. know that everything that we did today is a miracle, everything we are going to do in tw zero
weeks is amazing, but what we do in november will be phenomenal. thank you. thank you. oh, thank you, thank. >> nikki, nikki, nikki. >> this is what i will tell you. we ask everyone to join the movement. this is what i need you to take away. the movement was never about me. the movement was about the people of this date. the movement was about returning government back to the voices of the people. i need you to help me do this. we will never put the movement on a person.
>> thank you. thank you very much. you're welcome, guys. i have done this before. i want to thank you. i want to thank everyone out there who voted today, it's a certain faith in our best years are still ahead. i want to thank the mayor for being here, standing with me, i really appreciate that and the sheriff, really important. there's one other person,
naturally more important than these two, and that is my right hand. she is the ones who figured all of this stuff out. i won't get into all that. this is given me the preparation to team up with california. and i've got to go run a little faster and think a little clearer. all of that has got me right in the move. thank you very much. we're here on an auspicious occasion, and i am the democratic candidate for governor. i did not check, i did not check, but i think we made it. [laughter]
but i'm also here as a californian that is disgusted with the awful mess in sacramento and the politicians and the wall street bankers that got us there. rather than give an election night speech, i am going to speak from my heart about the serious problems that we're really facing. honestly, the last thing on my mind in this age of my life was running for governor of california. i thought about what was the right path. i looked at the parties and the truth is, i believe that i can fix it. not overnight, it took too long to get here, but i believe that if we pull together, we can fix things and fix it we will. without -- with your help, that is what we're going to do. i know how sacramento works and how it should work.
i have the preparation, the know-how, and the independence to challenge the status quo and get our legislators to work together as californians first and as members of of political party said it. i did that as governor, i did it as mayor, and god willing, i will do it again. it is not enough for some rich person to decide, hey, it's time to be governor of california. we tried that. it did not work. platitudes and promises will not balance our budget or fix our schools are creating the jobs. to fix anything or get anything done, we need a profound change in the way our government operates, whether in campaign or state government, it is time for
the agenda of humility, living within our means, and that they sent the measure of self principle. it is time for politicians to grow up and face the fact that we are in a crisis. the world has changed. our financial system hit the wall. the only way forward must be built on honesty, frugality, and innovation. the by honesty, this is what i mean. i'm going to level with you. no more sugar coating the difficult choices we have to make. by frugality, i mean simply living within our means. if we have at $85, we cannot spend $90. it is that simple. i read in an apartment across from the state capital and pay for it myself.
taxes -- cut, not increase, but cut. i think he gave excessive raises not once but twice. i don't like to spend money. not my own and not the taxpayers. we've just seen two candida's for governor stage a multi million dollar demolition derby. they said a national record for waste and excessive spending. california was built by dreamers and doers and pioneers who led the world and innovation. i myself tried to promote a state communications satellite to cut down on expenses.
i pushed for renewable windmills' in the desert, and i was viewed as a modern-day don quixote. now california has a substantial portion of the world's wind- generated energy. yes, i made my share of mistakes. but, listen, anyone willing to confront the conventional wisdom and take action will -- will always encounter hostility. we can attract the creative minds and produce the jobs in renewable energies and medical advances, new materials, better designed for living and learning, we can accomplish that. that. but it